Leading brand of the Swiss watch industry, Rolex, headquartered in Geneva, enjoys an unrivalled reputation for quality and expertise the world over. Its Oyster watches, all certified as chronometers for their precision, are symbols of excellence, performance and prestige. Pioneer in the development of the wristwatch as early as 1905, the brand is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism introduced in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad palette of sponsoring activities as well as philanthropic programmes.
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Golden anniversary: Gassan marks 50 years at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
NETHERLANDS. Luxury goods specialist Gassan this week marked 50 years of trading at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The company opened on 14 September 1967 with five staff initially. Today it is one of the leading diamond merchants in the airport market. It runs 17 shops and has over 200 employees at Schiphol. Gassan said its own […]
Dubai Duty Free Irish Open tees off with galaxy of golfing stars
IRELAND/UAE. The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation began in glorious playing conditions at Portstewart Golf Club on Thursday, with a strong visitor attendance at the course and a big TV audience expected over the event’s four days. With many of the world’s leading golfers competing, the tournament is a hugely […]
Brand promotion: Dubai Duty Free to benefit from biggest ever Irish Open
UK/UAE. This year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open Hosted by the Rory Foundation will have a vastly increased prize fund having become part of the Rolex Series. The US$7 million prize fund is up more than US$4.4 million compared to 2016, according to Dubai Duty Free. Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Colm […]